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New York Times, Thursday, February 15, 2007

Author:
Elizabeth Rehfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BJQUXYZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Rehfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0215 ( 20,918 )
Across
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Guffaw : HOHO
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"Warmer" or "colder" : HINT
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Narc's find : STASH
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Dark side : EVIL
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George Washingtons : ONES
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On the 31st of February : NEVER
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Western flattop? : MESA
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Fictional home of Gerald O'Hara : TARA
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Shelved : ONICE
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Tantrum expected from a money player? : PROFITFORECAST
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Ram's home: Abbr. : STL
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___ Speedwagon : REO
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French possessive : MON
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Preventive maintenance on a water barrier? : DAMAGECONTROL
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Turkish title : PASHA
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It may result in a landslide : VOTE
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Org. with a snake in its logo : AMA
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Sailing : ASEA
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Contemptible sorts : SWINE
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Fast one : SCAM
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Diamond ___ : LIL
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Shoot out : EMIT
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Dynamos : DOERS
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Beachgoer wearing bug spray? : OFFONATANGENT
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Source of some plywood : FIR
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Mining target : ORE
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Warsaw Pact member: Abbr. : ROM
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Bit of mischief that won't be noticed for years? : LONGTERMIMPACT
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Gila monster's defense : VENOM
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Store on Harvard Square since 1882 : COOP
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When the shipwreck occurs in "The Tempest" : ACTI
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Gillette of stage and screen : ANITA
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Heart : CORE
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Piece of Variety news : SKED
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Conveys : TOTES
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Scratched (out) : EKED
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Film dog : ASTA
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Plants used for fiber and food : HEMPS
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Blatant : OVERT
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What a man making a comeback may get back to : HISOLDSELF
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Count ___, villain in Lemony Snicket books : OLAF
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Traditional cold remedy : HOTTEA
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Befuddled : INAFOG
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Coup victim of A.D. 68 : NERO
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Ruler of the Cossacks : TSAR
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Summer treat : SNOCONE
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Crofter, in Britain : TENANT
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Enterprise rival : AVIS
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Sunnis, e.g. : SECT
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Land once ruled by the Hapsburgs: Abbr. : HRE
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Neighbor of Hi and Lois, in the funnies : IRMA
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Act broadly : EMOTE
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"So that's it!" : AHA
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Patti LuPone Tony-winning role : EVITA
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Hoodwink : CON
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Ovals : RACETRACKS
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Sharif of "Doctor Zhivago" : OMAR
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Clears out : LAMS
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___ Alto : PALO
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"You wish!" : ASIF
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Clever : SMART
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Cleverness : WIT
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Holy Trinity part : SON
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Knots : ENIGMAS
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Judge : DEEM
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Significant : OFNOTE
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Gone : NOMORE
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Bellyached : GRIPED
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String ensemble, maybe : OCTET
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Vantage point of Zeus, in Homer : MTIDA
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Nightly TV presence beginning 5/25/92 : LENO
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"Get ___!" : ONIT
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"Behold," to Cicero : ECCE
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Castle : ROOK
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"Qué ___?" : PASA
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Dye holder : VAT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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